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The SGE Program was established to allow industry employees to work alongside OSHA during Voluntary Protection Programs' (VPP) onsite evaluations. Not only does this innovative program benefit OSHA by supplementing its on-site evaluation teams, but it gives industry and government an opportunity to work together and share views and ideas.

Qualified volunteers from VPP sites are eligible to participate in the SGE program. These volunteers must be approved by OSHA and funded by their companies to participate. After submitting an application and completing the required training, these volunteers are sworn in as SGEs and are approved to assist as VPP on-site evaluation team members.

As VPP grows, the support of SGEs will continue to be a critical component of the programs. The SGE Program encompasses the spirit of VPP - industry, labor, and government cooperation. This cooperation embodies the idea of continuous improvement, which allows SGEs to bring a unique perspective to the team effort and take back to their sites ideas and best practices to further improve worker protections.

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SGE's Proven Success

VPP Successes

2014 SGE of Year Winner - Mike Murphy, Ply Gem, Inc. and Assistant Secretary Dr. Michaels, PhD, MPH

2014 SGE of Year Winner - Mike Murphy, Ply Gem, Inc. and Assistant Secretary Dr. Michaels, PhD, MPH

Contact the OSHA Office of Partnerships and Recognition at (202) 693-2213  or the VPP Manager at your OSHA Regional Office for further assistance.


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